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Cole flirts with selling drugs, but as it turns out, he has a way with horses, most notably a surly creature known as Boo.IDRIS ELBA BRINGS A REGAL URBAN COWBOY TO LIFE IN CONCRETE COWBOYSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 2, 2021TIME
Housebound’s surly protagonist is fed up with her house arrest from day one.ONE GOOD THING: HOUSEBOUND IS THE PERFECT HORROR COMEDY FOR THE PERPETUALLY QUARANTINEDAJA ROMANODECEMBER 31, 2020VOX
He had no other opportunity; for the Jew remained very surly and silent till night, when he prepared to go abroad.OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
The stern officer gave a surly refusal, replying, "My orders are to take you first."MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Mr. Clatt was not visible, but left his cottage at Isabel's call, and gave them something more than his usual surly greeting.ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The shop officer has repeatedly warned me against my disrespectful and surly manner.PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
I reached Bernay to breakfast, and, for the first time in France, met with a surly host and a sour hostess.TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Im a confirmed old bachelor, a grumpy, surly recluse wedded to my pipe, but for all that I have eyes in my head.THE ROMANCE OF HIS LIFEMARY CHOLMONDELEY
For I'm worried half to death with requests for them, and when I refuse am no doubt considered surly or worse.THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
"I think it was all Tom Rover's fault," he added, after a surly look from Sobber.THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARMARTHUR M. WINFIELD (AKA EDWARD STRATEMEYER)

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